Religious Education Local Groups

The following local groups meet in our Diocese regularly. All types of school and academy are welcome to these meetings which are run by teachers for teachers. The meetings are free of charge.

Norfolk/Suffolk Border Group

A small group meeting in south Norfolk/north Suffolk. They have been focusing on developing Religious Education in Key Stage 1 through sharing effective practice and ‘lesson study’.

Contact The Bishop’s CE VA Primary School in Thetford for more information.

East Coast Religious Education

A large, vibrant and dynamic network group with its own website. Meets regularly in the Great Yarmouth area for joint planning and hosts network events. Contact details are on their website.

Hethersett Cluster Group

A group who meet ‘virtually’ to share ideas and plan.

Contact Mary at Cringleford CE VA Primary School for more details.

North Norfolk Religious Education Hub

Based in and around the Fakenham area. Join Sarah for discussions about Religious Education, share effective practice and even plan for your Religious Education quality mark award.

Contact: Sarah Potter at Unity Federation (Sculthorpe DNEAT Academy)

Norwich Primary Religious Education Network

A lively, diverse group who enjoy discussing the nitty gritty of Religious Education. They meet at St Michael’s VA Junior school on the western edge of Norwich. They meet termly- a couple of weeks after the local leader’s forum.

Contact Christine Stokes

The Hobart Cluster Group

A small group who meet to share ideas and plan together. Many in the group have obtained the Religious Education Quality Mark award and want to build on their success and support others.

Contact Laura at Thurton VC Primary School for more information

In addition, to the above networks, we are also aware of the following three groups which meet in Norfolk. You can contact them through NATRE. Contact details can be found on their website.

Reepham Cross phase Religious Education NATRE Group

Mid Norfolk Religious Education Network (Based in Dereham)

Religious Education East Secondary Hub

(Hub Lead is Helen Jacquet at Aylsham High School)

This hub provides mentoring and support for secondary schools working towards Religious Education Quality Mark, and hosts meetings to focus on small scale action research and subject knowledge enhancement.